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Arozo Gajia
Senior Associate
020 7842 1632
07734 500514
Arozo is an Associate with experience in white collar crime investigations involving bribery and corruption, fraud, money laundering investigations led by the SFO, HM Revenue and Customs, the NCA and contentious regulatory matters, representing senior financial services personnel in investigations led by the FCA, PRA and the London Stock Exchange.

She represents individuals subject of cross jurisdictional investigations where her recent experience includes the SFO’s Airbus investigation and the FCA’s Credit Suisse investigation.

Arozo is also an integral part of the firm’s Sanctions team, advising clients subject of Financial and Trade Sanctions imposed by OFSI, OFAC, the Minister for External Relations and Financial Services in Jersey and other authorities within the EU. She regularly represents high-net-worth clients seeking to challenge their designated status arising from the imposition of UK and EU sanctions against Russia and assists clients with complex licencing issues.

Arozo also has significant experience in serious and general crime matters and has particular expertise in advising individuals subject of Interpol Red Notices, European Investigation Orders and Extradition proceedings.

Notable experience
  • Acting for a former key individual at Airbus in an investigation by the SFO, US DOJ, PNF and DOS concerning allegations of Bribery and Corruption.
  • Acting for individuals in respect of the German ‘cum ex’ tax investigation scheme.
  • Acting for a former employee of Credit Suisse in the ongoing FCA investigation concerning the propriety of loans made to Mozambique.
  • Acting for a former Senior Executive of an AIM listed company in an investigation conducted by the London Stock Exchange.
  • Acting for a former CFO of a US company with subsidiaries in the UK in an internal investigation concerning allegations of Tax Evasion.
  • Acting for an FCA regulated CFO of a Premiership Sports Club in an FCA investigation concerning allegations of Market Abuse Regulations and FSMA breaches.
  • Acting for a number of financial services personnel in various investigations led by the FCA/PRA concerning allegations of misstatements, FSMA breaches and other financial services regulations.
  • Acting for a Solicitor in a multi million pound prosecution by the CPS concerning allegations of Fraud and Money Laundering with parallel investigation by the SRA.
  • Advising the former Chairman and majority shareholder of a listed Russian company in the telecommunications industry in the context of exposure he faced from the imposition of sanctions measures against him together with assisting him in preparing detailed written submissions to OFSI to seek a revocation of his designated status.
  • Advising a Jersey registered company on whether the European Council’s Regulations on Sanctions and the UK Sanctions regulations prohibited them from importing specified commodities from Russia.
  • Advising complex Trust structures (owned by a high-profile Russian Oligarch) in Jersey, Isle of Man and the Cayman Island on potential exposure arising from the EU, UK and US Sanctions regimes.
  • Advising a high-net-worth individual with alleged connections with the Government of Russia in the context of challenging his designated status in the UK.
  • Assisting several clients navigate the complex licencing regimes.
Arozo graduated from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, in 2010 and completed her LPC at the College of Law in London. Before joining PCB Byrne, she was part of the criminal litigation team at Hodge Jones and Allen. Arozo is a member of Defence Extraditions Lawyers Forum, The Female Fraud Forum and Women in Criminal Law.
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